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The Homecoming: A Novel

by Dan Walsh

Baker Publishing Group | June 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

The Homecoming: A Novel is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
No sooner is Shawn Collins home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way--as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and the aging father with whom he has finally reconciled. When Shawn taps Katherine Townsend to be Patrick's nanny while he's on the road, he has no idea that she will be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart.
This heartwarming story of tender love and fresh starts will capture readers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: June 1, 2010

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0800733894

ISBN - 13: 9780800733896

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Be transported in time with the 40s setting. Oh the joy to reconnect with beloved characters of a previous novel you have read. I had previously reviewed The Unfinished Gift along with a bunch of other Christmas Novel last year. Well this book, The Homecoming, is picking up exactly where The Unfinished Gift left you off. So it was a pleasure to reconnect with the Collins and their neighbor as well as Miss Townsend. Once again, you are swept through history and back during the World War II times. This novel will make you discover the war bonds, which I didn’t know existed until now. Also you will experience the dramatic setting of a bombing scene in England when the main character Major Collins brings his son and his nanny there. I enjoyed reading the second installment with these characters. This novel is a love story but it is written in such a way that you will enjoy many events throughout the novel before encountering the romance part of it. You will follow the characters through a sudden assignment of a father who had just came back from war, the relocation back in England, the sickness of grand-pa, and much more. I loved reading this new novel from Dan Walsh and hope that I will be able to reconnect with the characters in the future. A reading group guide is also available at Revell. To access it, simple click on the download button at this link. The book, The Homecoming, has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Date published: 2010-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Homecoming, Dan Walsh The Homecoming, by Dan Walsh is another historical fiction that I enjoyed. The hero, Shawn, is a bomber pilot in WW2. His plane is shot down over enemy territory and yet he leads his team to safety, crossing the English channel. All within 24 hours. Unheard of heroics. He is called back to Philadelphia when his wife is killed in a car accident, back to his son Patrick. He tries to get a discharge so he and Patrick can bond and grieve their loss. The army has other ideas. Shawn learns his whole flight team have made official reports of his heroics from their last mission. He's not only recommended for a medal of honor, he's given the "dream job" of accompanying movie stars and famous musicians on a tour promoting the sale of war bonds; a war bond tour. But what about Patrick? Shawn hires a nanny who adores Patrick. As time passes, Shawn begins to notice the nanny in non-nannyish sort of ways. Attraction blossoms. This is a warm tender story. I don't tear up with many books, but Patrick's grief produced a few tears in me. His guileless innocence was beautifully portrayed. I don't know how accurate the history was, (was there really a WW2 pilot who performed the heroics Shawn did?, were the war bond rallies really so radically popular?, etc.) I wish the author had a little historical recap at the end. It is an easy, interesting, provocative read. Thanks to Baker Publishing and Graf-Martin Communications for another great book to review. The Homecoming is available from your favorite bookseller of Revell books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Date published: 2010-06-16

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The Homecoming: A Novel

by Dan Walsh

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: June 1, 2010

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0800733894

ISBN - 13: 9780800733896

About the Book

Set in Philadelphia at the end of WWII, this romantic family saga will capture the hearts of readers who enjoy Nicholas Sparks.

From the Publisher

No sooner is Shawn Collins home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way--as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and the aging father with whom he has finally reconciled. When Shawn taps Katherine Townsend to be Patrick's nanny while he's on the road, he has no idea that she will be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart.
This heartwarming story of tender love and fresh starts will capture readers.

From the Jacket

A reluctant war hero returns home and encounters a new chance at love.

No sooner has Shawn Collins returned home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way--as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and his aging father, and grieve the loss of his wife in private. When Shawn asks Katherine Townsend to be Patrick's nanny while he's on the road, he has no idea how this decision will impact his life. Could it be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart? Or will the war once again threaten his chances for a new start?

Dan Walsh does not disappoint in this tender story of family ties and the healing of a broken heart.

"Dan Walsh is a born storyteller . . . definitely a writer to watch."--Deborah Raney, author, Almost Forever and Beneath a Southern Sky

Dan Walsh is the author of The Unfinished Gift and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. He is a pastor and lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

About the Author

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, and The Deepest Waters. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.